As Josh pointed out, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a press release flatly contradicting Vice President Joe Biden’s claims about the HHS Mandate from last night’s debate. Turns out Biden’s “facts” weren’t really facts after all.
Many thanks to the USCCB for clarifying the matter.
Now, speaking of clarifying, do the bishops…any bishops…even a single bishop…want to comment on Joe Biden’s “Catholic” defense of the abortion license?
While we’re waiting for that, here’s what one bishop — the previous Bishop of Rome — had to say about the matter in 1995:
To claim the right to abortion…and to recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance: that of an absolute power over others and against others. This is the death of true freedom: “Truly, truly, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave to sin” (Jn 8:34).
—Blessed Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae
I wonder what Joe Biden thinks of those facts.
Stephen P. White is a fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC and coordinator of the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society. The views expressed here are his own.